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Naples Depot Museum

1051 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102-6413
+1 239-262-6525
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Sweet little museum. Great for a rainy day!

We visited here with our three kids under five on a rainy morning. It was a lovely little museum... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
wildcatsu
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Really interesting place

A good place to go to shelter from both the sun and rain. Fascinating facts and very informative... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Win1M
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Long hidden on the fringe of Florida's Gulf coast and overlooked by developers until well into the 1880s, Naples' catalyst for settlement finally arrived forty years later when two rival railroads rolled into town within ten days of each other. Set in Naples' restored Seaboard Air Line Railway passenger station, the Naples Depot Museum welcomes visitors back to the railroading boom days of the Roaring Twenties and explains how generations of Southwest Floridians used technology and transportation to conquer a vast and seemingly impenetrable frontier.Seminole dugout canoes, a mule wagon, antique swamp buggy, restored rail cars and exciting interactive exhibits tell the story of how trade and travel transformed Naples from a napping village of 300 souls into today's glittering Gulf coast resort. The Naples Depot Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is conveniently located in downtown Naples.
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“local history” (9 reviews)
“small train” (6 reviews)
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1051 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102-6413
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We visited here with our three kids under five on a rainy morning. It was a lovely little museum, nicely done with some great history for the adults to read and a few exciting life-size replicas and displays for the kids. It is not huge,...More

Thank wildcatsu
Reviewed 21 May 2017

A good place to go to shelter from both the sun and rain. Fascinating facts and very informative. There is a small train ride that people can take too.

Thank Win1M
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Free. The museum has artifacts, nicely displayed, to illustrate different aspects of Naples history. There are things from prehistoric times, Native American history, African American history, land development, railroad history, military history and tourism. The displays have variety and color. They range from a mastodon...More

Thank ponyscenery
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Paths include a boardwalk and packed earth trails with beautiful views of the Gordon River and woods. Canoes & kayaks can be launched

Thank Allie D
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We were looking for a place to take our grandson who loves trains and the depot and train museum was a great hit. Plan ahead because the hours are limited but it is not too busy. There is a fun exhibit of working Lionel trains...More

Thank Sail2Maine
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We stumbled upon the Naples Depot because it was near all of the restaurants and shops on Fifth Avenue. We were surprised by how nicely the exhibits are arranged and at how much was on display. The museum really made it clear that Naples has...More

Thank Movinup
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Great exhibits documenting history and travel related to wonderful Naples Florida. Kids and adults will love the mini train ride around the museum property.

Thank Norm T
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Amazing experience, totally unexpected. On a nice day great entertainment with an outdoor train ride for children. Nice and varied operating train layout. Interesting history of Naples and rail service.

Thank mnsheldon
Reviewed 14 March 2017

There is no admission fee which makes it very affordable. One just needs to check their hours of operation before planning your trip!

Thank ctorrella1
Reviewed 20 February 2017

By far, this is the best historical exhibit in downtown Naples, Fl and it is free! Where else can you go on a rainy/cloudy day and entertain the whole family! The place is chocked full of local Naples and Collier County history and the kids...More

Thank Judith G
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